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Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 19-05-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,202
Posted By chakes
Stop cats destroying my polytunnel

Hi All

Got our tunnel up at weekend and already tears and holes in it from the cats.
These are up along the doors. Saw one cat walking across top of tunnel...

HELP
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 15-04-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,824
Posted By chakes
Fizzywitch is where we got our rescued chickens -...

Fizzywitch is where we got our rescued chickens - pretty poor state when we got them but thriving now.

We have 3 dogs and all are afraid of the chickens, as are our cats!!!
The chickens give the...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 12-04-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,824
Posted By chakes
Hi We started off with 4 and have had up to 24...

Hi

We started off with 4 and have had up to 24 at one stage - we reared our own and then gave some away.

All in all the very best was when we rescued some hens from a so called 'free range...
Forum: Home Improvements 18-09-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,361
Posted By chakes
Half / Stable Door

Hi All

Is it possible to turn a regular internal door into a half/stable door by simply cutting it in half?

I want to be able to open the doors but my hens keep coming into the house and...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 04-09-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,412
Posted By chakes
Wood Shavings or Sawdust

Hi All
I have rescued some hens and have some of my on as well - 19 altogether - but would anyone know of someone/somewhere near Ballinasloe or Athlone where I can get a fairly regular supply of...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 16-08-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,723
Posted By chakes
Curio Shops/ Junk Yards

Hi All

Have any of ye been watching Kirstys Homemade Home recently?

I'm so envious off all the junk yards, shops and second hand shops where she can pick up really great items.

Do we have any such...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 26-06-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,072
Posted By chakes
Very Pretty

Very Pretty
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 09-06-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,817
Posted By chakes
Brilliant...and wouldn't it be just nice to meet...

Brilliant...and wouldn't it be just nice to meet up and have a chat and share some thoughts and ideas...and advise...and more importantly a laugh!

I volunteer my house near Ballinasloe for a JTers...
Forum: Home Improvements 04-05-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 35,982
Posted By chakes
Imprinted Concrete? Anyone ever have this done...

Imprinted Concrete?

Anyone ever have this done on their drive or know anything about it?

I've seen it on the following sites:
Matcrete
Procrete
Allcrete

Just wondering if its any good?
Forum: Home Improvements 28-04-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 35,982
Posted By chakes
I came across Matcrete - anyone have their drive...

I came across Matcrete - anyone have their drive one with this?

Also - long term, what is the best for the environment?
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 26-04-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,853
Posted By chakes
sorry just saw previous thread below for car...

sorry just saw previous thread below for car breakers - sorry!!!
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 26-04-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,853
Posted By chakes
Replacing bits in cars

Hi ALL

Are there places available that have engines???

My engine is frigged and needs to be repleced or else have to buy another car.

The car is in perfect condition except for the engine and...
Forum: Home Improvements 26-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 35,982
Posted By chakes
THANKS - that is some advise - really very much...

THANKS - that is some advise - really very much appreciated.

I kinda like the sound of the grass growing down the middle of the drive - when I was younger I used to always tell my mother that when I...
Forum: Home Improvements 26-04-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 35,982
Posted By chakes
Thrifty Tips: Driveway - info & advice please

Hi All

I am looking to put in a driveway and need some advice please.

Its quite a large driveway and currently has sand and large stones - was there when we bought the house.

I don't want tarmac -...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 14-04-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,471
Posted By chakes
Thanks for all your replies. Gonna go ahead with...

Thanks for all your replies. Gonna go ahead with the carpet. Its only for a while til the hedge gets established.
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 12-04-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,471
Posted By chakes
Carpet to keep down weeds - yeah or nah?

I have been told two different things.

Some advise using old carpet to help keep weeds down while others advise the carpet is bad for the soil...any advise...I have a lot of weeds and grass from a...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 11-04-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By chakes
see recyclingappeal.ie for details of charities...

see recyclingappeal.ie for details of charities that accept cartridges
http://recyclingappeal.ie/
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 11-04-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,301
Posted By chakes
Tin Foil behind rads!!!!

I have come across tin foil type sheets been sold on naturalcollection.com.

It claims that it helps save wasted heat loss by putting tin foil behind the rads which reflects heat back into the...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 10-04-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,175
Posted By chakes
pallets can also be used if in good condition and...

pallets can also be used if in good condition and are easy to come across
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 24-03-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 122,995
Posted By chakes
Hi Betsy, I will travel from any airport, the...

Hi Betsy,

I will travel from any airport, the cheaper the budget airline the better.

It would suit me best to travel Sep - Nov or Jan - Mar.

Thanks a mil....
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 09-02-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 35,787
Posted By chakes
Hi All This is great. I wouldn't be in a...

Hi All

This is great.

I wouldn't be in a position to build one myself but if any of ye start it up as a business I would be more than willing to pay you to install a wind turbine for me.

I live...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 06-02-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 122,995
Posted By chakes
Betsy...did you say you can get cheap...

Betsy...did you say you can get cheap flights????

I don't have broadband where I live - no surprise - but I am looking to travel to Asia in Oct...and its taking me ages to go through the...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 10-09-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 127,701
Posted By chakes
Car Boot Sale - Ballinasloe Sat 13/09

opposite Tesco
Not sure how good it is.
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 23-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,797
Posted By chakes
Very Impressed

Great Imagination
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 16-08-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 33,863
Posted By chakes
thanks...

thanks...
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